Accusations of intolerance and double standards within today’s Presbyterian Church are unfounded.

I note with some concern the letter of Ben Weir headlined ”Presbyterian Church becoming intolerant”. (Write Back 4 July) He makes many accusations about the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) but fails to substantiate these with any evidence. He suggests that PCI has ‘double standards’, but were is the evidence for this? Neither does he appear to understand the nature

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Selective reporting on General Assembly

Dear Sir, As a life long reader of the Belfast Telegraph I am deeply concerned with the negative reporting of the work of the Presbyterian Church, in recent years.  This was again most notable in the article: “The Presbyterian Church is finished as it’s completely oblivious to its faults, claims ex-minister”  Roy Simpson was a contemporary of mine at Union

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“The Present Controversy in PCI”

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9  The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church meets next week and will consider reports in the light of the public controversy following last year’s Assembly. They will be asked to reaffirm that the “PCI is a Confessional

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Insensitive Dunbar should stick to acting

I was alarmed to read that the actor Adrian Dunbar has blamed Brexit for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. (News 2 May) Thankfully this ill-judged remark was counteracted by an excellent article by Paul Nolan, (Comment May 2) who reminded us that 160 people have been murdered since the signing of the Belfast Agreement in 1998. These 160 deaths

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EU outburst offened many remainers too

I take issue with your correspondent Sue Dougherty when she stated that: “Donald Tusk, President of Europe, has insulted all of us who voted to leave the EU”. As one who voted to remain Donald Tusk has also insulted me by his grossly offensive remarks.  Both Donald Tusk and later Professor John Brewer have not only demeaned themselves and the

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Horrified at bigotry toward film about conversion from homosexuality

Being unable to attend Townsend Street Presbyterian Church on Thursday evening, I watched the film about a homosexual’s conversion to Christianity on YouTube. The link can be found here.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5FyFv_xCvE) I was therefore both horrified and disgusted at the act of sectarian bigotry displayed in opposition to the showing of this film. This film, set in the context of Malta,

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